Hyperloop in Missouri: Company Says KC-STL Route Top Contender
An official with Hyperloop One, which proposes building ultra-fast tubular transportation around the world, said that a Missouri route is a top contender for development.
Dan Katz, the head of policy for the company, told The Associated Press that Missouri is among the top 5 contenders, if not in the top 3.
The acknowledgment comes less than a month after the Missouri Department of Transportation and other entities said it would conduct a feasibility study of a Hyperloop track that would link Kansas City and St. Louis. Hyperloop One said that distance could be covered in 31 minutes.
Hyperloop uses electric propulsion to jet pods through a tubular track at high speeds. It is still in the testing phases.